View definitions for proboscis


noun as in nose

Weak match


Discover More

Example Sentences

Sure, he’s an outdated reference, but he was also known for having a prominent proboscis, or in other words, a big nose.

Local tour guides have seen a proboscis male hanging around a troop of female silvered leaf monkeys.

The animals cannot disperse and, in this case, the male of the larger species — the proboscis monkey — can easily displace the male silvered leaf monkey.

The insects expertly stalk and feed upon other small invertebrates, jabbing them with a venomous proboscis.

There are two suction pumps in the female’s head, the smallest of the two at the end of her proboscis, and the larger one at the base of the throat, or oesophagus.

Nobody had cakes for themselves, and it would have been far easier to place a gold piece in the twirling proboscis.

In specimens with the proboscis drawn in, the nerve cord is of course doubled back on itself.

The mouth parts form a proboscis, which is tonguelike, the animal obtaining its food by lapping and sucking.

Its nose is very long, and extends into a short proboscis; but there is no finger at the end of it like that of the elephant.

The Brachyderes has a massive proboscis, cut off short; the Balaninus seems to be smoking an insanely long cigarette-holder.

Synonym of the day

Which one is a synonym for chaotic?Get the answer

Start each day with the Synonym of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to proboscis, such as: beak, organ, snoot, snout, trunk, and haustellum.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.